The Belize National Curriculum Framework



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Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Technology, Belize


The main purpose of this National Curriculum Framework is to promote a consistent, high-quality, competency-based education via policies and practices that set standards across the curriculum system to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. It functions as a guide to curriculum writers, teachers, administrators, managements, parents, and other education stakeholders. Its components include a common vision, aims and objectives, values and principles, philosophy of teaching and learning, the overall architecture, the importance of competency, the subject areas of learning and cross curricular areas of learning, methodologies and strategies, assessments, and monitoring and evaluation. It is more than just a curriculum – it is the overarching document of the curriculum system.


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national curriculum, teaching and learning, teaching methodology, monitoring and evaluation